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James Edward "Jim" Moots

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Mr. Wonderful
James E. "Jim" Moots, 77, of Alamogordo, passed away, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at his son's home.
He was born Jan.15, 1932, in Vaughn to Roy and Ioma (Jennings) Moots. He loved to fish and dance. He had a great sense of humor. He kept everyone happy with his wonderful stories. He owned and operated Moots Upholstery for over 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son, James Michael "Mike" Moots in 2008, and his wife of 32 years, Pherrell Moots.
Survivors include his sons, Doug Moots and wife Peggy of Alamogordo, Jimmy Miner, of Spokane, Wash., and Craig Miner, of Texarkana, Ark.; daughters, Jennifer Miner, of Tampa, Fla., Karri Gauthier, of Charlevoix, Mich. and Kristina Siewert, of Ceres, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Sharon Moots, of Ault, Colo.; grandchildren, Camilla Antram-Baron and husband Anthony Baron, of Las Cruces, Jessica Gauthier, River Gauthier, Carson Gauthier and Masen Gauthier, all of Charlevoix, Mich., and Christopher Vigil, Patricia Vigil and Andrew Vigil, all of Alamogordo; two great grandchildren, Isaiah and Ariana Antram-Baron; two sisters, Lyla Jensen, of Albuquerque, and Rosalee Kampsky, of Roswell; and special friend, Ramona "Babe" Zeufelt of Alamogordo.
Rosary for Jim and Mike will be recited by Pete Schumacher at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Mass of the Resurrection for Jim and Mike will be celebrated following the Rosary on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Fr. Bryant Hausfeld, O.F.M. Celebrant.
Interment will follow in Monte Vista Cemetery.
A reception will follow at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Parish Hall.
The family will greet friends from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, at the Alamogordo Funeral Home.
The Moots family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Feb. 13 to Feb. 28, 2009
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